HBO Silicon Valley

HBO subscriptions are expensive, and not all of us have Facebook or Google money. But as long as you’ve got an Internet connection, you can check out the full first episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley for free.

Created by Mike Judge, the half-hour comedy centers around a group of Bay Area techies who want to hit the big time — and then, somewhat unexpectedly, actually do so. Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and Josh Brener star. HBO has now put the entire premiere episode online, and you can watch it after the jump.

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BIG HERO 6 TJ Miller

T.J. Miller is going to be a Marvel superhero — sort of. The Cloverfield star has boarded the voice cast of Big Hero 6, becoming the first actor to do so.

The animated feature hasn’t gotten much buzz yet, but it should be attracting some attention soon. Not only does it sound very promising, it’s Disney’s first-ever Marvel animated adaptation. Hit the jump to find out whom he’ll be playing.

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Silicon Valley

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: HBO has released a new full length trailer for Mike Judge’s new series Silicon Valley alongside a behind the scenes featurette. I have included both of those videos after the jump.

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Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4 has just started production and two of the brand new Autobots have been revealed. One is a 1200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse (price tag, over $2 million) and another is a C7 Corvette Stingray. There’s no word on which characters they’ll transform into, but you can check them out on set below.

Also, comedian T.J. Miller has been cast as Mark Wahlberg‘s best friend in the film. Read More »

Now that her hit Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place has come to an end, Selena Gomez has been trying to make the transition into non-Disney movies with projects ranging from last year’s Monte Carlo to the upcoming Harmony Korine-directed Spring Breakers. The latest addition to her slate is The Sky is Everywhere, an adaptation of Jandy Nelson‘s YA romance of the same title. Gomez will produce the film through her shingle July Moon, developing it as a star vehicle for herself.

The plot follows Lennie, an introverted band geek who’s used to being overshadowed by her much more outgoing older sister Bailey. When Bailey suddenly dies, however, Lennie struggles to cope and soon finds herself torn between two guys: her dead sister’s boyfriend Toby and a charismatic, musically gifted new boy named Joe. The teen love triangle is nothing new, but the book’s received pretty good reviews; if the film version actually brings some nuance to the tearjerker premise, it could be a chance for Gomez to show what she can do. [Deadline]

After the jump, a trio of funnymen go to hell.

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The last time we talked about the film version of Green Day‘s album-turned-Broadway show American Idiot, it looked like Green Day bandleader Billie Joe Armstrong might be playing one of the lead roles on screen. That casting is confirmed now, as THR says that Billy Joe will indeed reprised the role of St. Jimmy, which he played in some sold-out Broadway shows, under the direction of Michael Mayer. Dustin Lance Black is scripting the film version of American Idiot, a tale of love and anger acted out through the characters Jesus of Suburbia and St. Jimmy. We’ve heard about the potential for a movie version for several years, but fans can possibly take heart now that there is real forward movement.

After the break, The Great Gatsby casts its last major role, and T.J. Miller gets his first starring gig, in a comedy. Read More »

First Look: Paul Rudd in ‘My Idiot Brother’

One of the more eye-catching comedies playing at Sundance is My Idiot Brother, which stars Paul Rudd (and his beard) as Ned, a guy who is passed around between his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) after he tries to get back on his feet in the wake of a string of foolish failures. That’s the first image, above, and there’s another after the break. Read More »

2011 Sundance Film Festival Short Films Announced

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival is shaping up quite nicely. The films in competition, and out of competition, have already been announced and each has some incredibly exciting entries. Monday brought the announcement of the 81 short films, chosen out of 6,467 entries, that will play in Park City, Utah this January. And while the majority of them are by currently unknown filmmakers, there are a few that jump out featuring names like Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. Actually, those guys are all in the same short. Other notables include Neil LaBute, Tim & Eric and Isabella Rossellini. After the jump, we’ll highlight those films and show you the full list. Read More »

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